“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Sleep had been fitful and finally non-existent so at 4:30 a.m., I got out of bed, showered and put on the coffee. Caffeine finally energized me enough to begin the day’s activities but there was still a weight in the pit of my stomach. Late the previous evening we received word of a huge financial loss and our future was murky to say the least. This wasn’t just a matter of belt-tightening but a much more dire situation.
I made my way to the corner where God and I meet each morning and turned to see which psalm was indicated in my well-worn weekly devotional guide. I read the familiar opening verse of Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” I smiled as I thought of God’s perfect timing. He knew what words I would need and when I would need them.
But words farther down struck with even greater force: “Be still and know that I am God.” (The Hebrew language has the meaning…